Spring Season

April 11 - June 10

Since September, the ASC 2017/18 Wicked Folly Tour has been delighting audiences and critics across the country.  Now, they return to the Blackfriars Playhouse a well-oiled machine, shining with three tales of life’s beauty, humor, and pain.  Add the Blackfriars Playhouse premiere of Bill Cain’s Equivocation in late April for a colorful repertory that includes sensible sisters, wicked witches, an unlikely couple, and a story about Shakespeare that burns deeper than it seems.

Special Events:
  • Pay-What-You-Will previews and openings for each play
  • Talkbacks after Thursday performances
  • April 22: Shakespeare’s Birthday
  • Special workshops and lectures for each play

Shows

April 11 - June 9

sense and sensibility jane austen spring season blackfriars playhouse

After their father dies, the Dashwood women must learn to embrace a new life, for better or for worse. Sisters Marianne (a hopeless romantic) and Elinor (a stoic realist) experience the pitfalls of society, the generosity of new friends, and the passion of unexpected love in this world-premiere adaptation of Jane Austen's exquisite early work. By battling through vicious gossip, relative poverty, and silly characters (not to mention countless set-ups by the "helpful" Mrs. Jennings), these sisters learn the importance of both sense and sensibility.

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April 12 - June 9

macbeth william shakespeare spring season blackfriars playhouse

From the first words of the play until the title character loses his head, Shakespeare's shortest tragedy is also his most unrelenting examination of the dark side of humanity. Driven to bloody deeds by their lust for power and supernatural predictions, Macbeth and his Lady fight to hold on to their ill-gotten throne, their sanity, and each other by any means necessary.

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April 13 - June 10

taming of the shrew william shakespeare spring season blackfriars playhouse

This hilarious comedy is much more than a "battle of the sexes"; it is also a profound look at the necessity of "play" in our lives. This production includes Shakespeare's "Induction," which presents the Kate and Petruchio story as a play within the play. Blending romantic comedy and outlandish farce, Shakespeare gives us a love story of psychological liberation and the mysteries of being married.

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April 25 - June 8

Equivocation is "the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself" - and Equivocation is exactly that. Robert Cecil, Secretary of State to James I, commissions the unwilling playwright William Shagspeare to write a history of the Gunpowder Plot, the failed assassination of King James. Shag takes on this controversial play and uncovers a murderous conspiracy so scandalous even he couldn't have written it.

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Cast

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)